A Florida Navy corpsman is under fire for allegedly mishandling a newborn in photos and video that have gone viral.
WJAX reports that a corpsman at Naval Hospital Jacksonville published the unsettling images and video to her Snapchat account.
The images appear to show the employee sticking up her middle finger in front of an infant with the caption “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.” Video also obtained by the station supposedly shows the corpsman and her friend propping up a baby and making them dance to rap music.
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The Facebook post calling attention to the incident has been shared more than 275,000 times since being posted on Monday. In the post, Denisa Shellito said she took to social media after an acquaintance of the corpsman sent her the disturbing images.
“I’m just sharing someone’s post in hopes that these childish girls get reprimanded and lose their jobs,” Shellito wrote in the now-viral post. “Call, email, do whatever it takes to get through to administration!!”
UPDATE: "Naval Hospital Jacksonville's Commanding Officer sends: We are aware of a video / photo posted online. It's…
On Monday night, Naval Hospital Jacksonville released a statement denouncing the “outrageous, unacceptable, [and] incredibly unprofessional” behavior exhibited in the images and video. The hospital’s commanding officer also announced that they identified the staff members involved in the posts and relieved them of their duties.
“They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice,” the hospital revealed in a statement posted to Facebook. “We’ve notified the patient’s parents.”
Naval Hospital Jacksonville's Commanding Officer sends: We are aware of a video / photo posted online. It's…
[Featured Image: Facebook/Denisa Shellito]